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Lake Taal

Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

A decent getaway from Manila, takes 1.5 to 2 hours to get there and the views of the lake crater are pretty good from Tagatay town or any of the restaurants lining the lake side. The wind was too high on the day I was there (a typhoon was about to hit the Eastern edge of Phil that day) so... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

a boat trip across the lake to Taal Volcano was good although a little rough because of the breeze the boatman gave us plastic covers to shelter under from the spray

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Indonesia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Well, I believe this lake is only for you to cruise or hop from one resort to the others including tall mountain.

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Tasmania
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This areas is much cooler than metro Manila so it is a nice day trip if you want to cool down and relax.

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Manila, Philippines
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25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It does not smell like manila bay, and I think the gov't is doing a bit of good job in maintaining it natural. Fishing farms are limited and are located in design areas, unlike laguna bay which I think is over used. Not confident in swimming there though since its murkey.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

- A drive of about 20 minutes downhill from Tagaytay. Worth it & is gateway to the Taal Volcano. This is an active Volcano with smoke at many points on the hill.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Well worth the trip if the volcano is active. No kidding, I went there in 1968, and the volcano was not putting out any lava, but a lot of steam, making for a wonderful sight.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were a large group over in Manila for a wedding. A day trip to see a 'lake within a volcano within a lake within a volcano' seemed a great idea and we were lucky enough to have a mini bus at our disposal taking us to Talisay. Each boat was PHP1000 and once across we had a choice of... More 

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Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We hired a van and driver to take us from Mall of Asia to Lake Taal - cost 4500 PHP. A couple of my friends are Filipinos so it made this trip a lot easier. We left at 0315 and got there around 0445. We stopped a couple of times to ask for boat drivers and we were led to... More 

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Marikina, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I recently went to Tagaytay and was bit disappointed when we decided to visit Taal lake. We were approached by one of the locals telling us that we can rent a boat for only P1500. She was telling us that it will take us to Taal lake, she was also showing us a card board with pictures of the boat,... More 

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